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The Republic of Poland is a country located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.

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Area: 312,685 sq km

Climate: temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers

Terrain: mostly flat plain; mountains along southern border

Population: 38,635,144 (July 2005 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 89.8% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 8.3% (2002)

Languages: Polish 97.8%, other and unspecified 2.2% (2002 census)

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Polish Community

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 Poland plaque

The Polish stone was presented by Alojzy (Alec) Dziendziel, President of the Polish Association in Hobart at a reception to celebrate the National Day of Poland which falls on the 3rd of May.The stone is red granite imported from Finland. The face is polished and feature a brass eagle, the national emblem of Poland, located at the top centre, below which is a gold-filled engraved inscription in Polish and English.


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